Kitchen Associate (Current Employee) – Birmingham, West Midlands – 4 January 2017
JD Wetherspoons can be challenging but when you adapt it seems as if the job couldn't be any easier. My biggest challenge was remembering menus, the satisfaction of overcoming makes the time you spent learning the menus worth every second.
Floor Staff (Former Employee) – Birmingham – 17 June 2018
I didn't have a wonderful experience in this workplace, I felt as if the management had their favourites and treated new workers like kids regardless of the age. They were disrespectful on many occasions and we weren't allowed to say anything because of being on probation.
many hours if requested
bad management, horrible attitudes, bad pay, nasty work enviorment
Kitchen Associate (Former Employee) – Birmingham, West Midlands – 28 June 2017
I feel working in hospitality was essential. I enjoyed my time here they taught me basic life skills and I wont forget what i have learned here. nice food, a lot of business always something to do. I recommend any young person to work for weatherperson although the managers at some pubs are rube have no manners and pick as well as use you they are a good company overall.
Shift/Duty Manager (Former Employee) – Birmingham, UK – 23 March 2017
The most enjoyable part of the job was clocking of. The work culture left a lot to be desired, not what I was used to. Monotony was a typical part of the day, usually, disorganized, lack of communication and unnecessary personal requests from managment.
Great place to work with staff always friendly. chances of progression always available and a positive attitude at all times from all staff and customers. Easy hours to suit you and very flexible rota available.
Overall a day at Wetherspoon can not be predicted, the more meals coming through to kitchen the more you have to prepare meals and this is simple enough but to balance this with keeping the kitchen clean, making sure the food is presentable and sent upstairs for bar stasff to present to the customer within 10 minutes of the order coming through.
You get used to the pressures of the job and enjoy the busier shifts, I wouldnt want to leave wetherspoons as it has given me a balance on socialism which is good for me.
Shift Manager (Current Employee) – Birmingham – 8 June 2015
So I'll start with the positives - that's the staff I work with, being a manager they've always been a pleasure to work with and have some of the hardest guys I've ever worked with me.
Unfortunately the company doesn't reward the staff enough, the company boasts "greats rate of pay" on job advertisements yet most staff are NMW. I don't consider that great. I am a shift manager at the moment working 48 hours a week - normally more - which usually works out to not a very good rate of pay. There is bonus' pay but these are given on unrealistic targets set by the company.
I've worked in bar work for many years now and working until late was never something that bothered me until I worked at JDW as my current management often decides that me and half my staff can work on a close then be in as early as 7am the next morning, when brought this up to area managers nothing was followed upon.
For a part time position whilst at uni, I'm sure it can work well. As a career, definitely not a company I could recommend.
Bar Staff (Former Employee) – Birmingham, ENG – 6 June 2015
Most days consisted of taking food orders, making and serving drinks, glass collecting and washing and consistent checks on hygiene levels in the toilet. The hardest part of the job was making sure orders were served efficiently enough to reduce the queue at the bar. The most enjoyable part of the job was interacting with customers and, mostly, my co-workers. The clients often engaged in banter and humor with the staff and many were on a first name basis with regular customers.
Kitchen Manager (Current Employee) – Birmingham – 30 July 2013
Each day is like no other, sales change and unexpected issues always occur. Its always a good challenge to make the day better than the last. It always feels good when you hit good targets and sales exceed expectation. Within the kitchen environment it is full of ups and downs and comes with alot of pressure to increase sales and provide excellent CQSMA and Mega Stock Results. We always strive to be the best.
Management food, interacting with staff, building friendships
Team Leader (Former Employee) – NEC Birmingham – 26 April 2013
One of the busiest places ive worked which could make upto £22,000 a day on the busiest of shows but i enjoyed it always prefer being on my toes trying to push sales and making every customer that leaves happy.
Bar n resturant staff (Current Employee) – Birmingham – 31 May 2012
Working at Wetherspoons had been a benifit to my life. Whilst working at Wetherspoons i have learnt how to deal with customers as much as dealing with cash. I have dealt with customer complaints and refunds. I realy enjoy working ther but feel that there isnt enogh hours there for me to work with. During my time there i met loads of new friends which i now keep in contact with outside of work.